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High school baseball

[MAY 17, 2003] 

At Stanford

Illini Central     000 000 0 - 0-0-1

Olympia           000 011 x - 2-2-1

Bryce Cunningham (L, 5-3) and Travis Scott; Trevor Smith (W, 5-3) and Rush Olson.

Hitting stars - Olympia - Ross Thompson (RBI), Derek Foley (RBI).

Pitching stars - Illini Central - Cunningham (7 strikeouts); Olympia - Smith (0 hits, 4 strikeouts).

Records - Illini Central 14-8; Olympia 19-9.

At Mount Pulaski

Warrensburg       400 00 - 4-7-4

Mount Pulaski     650 5x - 16-7-2

Called because of 10-run rule.

Heinkel (L), Traughber (1), Littreil (3), Thomas (4) and Hefferman; Colton McClellan (W), Josh Blaum (4), Chris McDonnough (5) and Cameron McClellan.

Home run - Mount Pulaski - Colton McClellan (grand slam).

Hitting stars - Mount Pulaski - Colton McClellan (3 hits, 7 RBI), Thomas Maske (3 runs, 3 RBI), Tyson Durst (2 RBI).

Records - Warrensburg - 12-13 overall; Mount Pulaski 18-5.

At Springfield

Haretm             014 033 0 - 11-12-1

Spr. Ursuline     000 000 0 - 0-5-4

Called because of 10-run rule.

Matt Gleason (W) and Collin Mustain.

Hitting stars - Hartsburg-Emden - Gleason (3 hits, 3 RBI), Josh Sherwood (2 hits, 3 RBI), Shane Westen (2 hits).

Pitching star - Hartem - Gleason (7 strikeouts, 0 walks).

Record - Hartem 12-7.


High school softball

[MAY 17, 2003] 

At Hartsburg

Dee-Mack     000 000 000 - 0-5-2

Hartem          000 000 001 - 1-4-1

Morgan Otto, Brittany House (8, L), and Alissa Kruse; Megan Leesman (W, 3-0) and Alyssa Moehring.

Hitting stars - Hartem - Jenna Bergman (2 hits).

Pitching stars - Hartem - Leesman (9 innings, 1 strikout, 1 walk, shut out).

Records - Dee-Mack 22-9; Hartem 14-10.

At Lincoln
First game

Morton     040 150 0 - 10-16-1

Lincoln      000 101 0 - 2-4-1

Colleen McGlaughlin (W, 5-2) and KAte Simmons; Shanna Goodman (L) and Kelsey Washam.

Hitting stars - Lincoln - Jessica Carey (RBI), Tiffany Tungate (RBI).

Second game

Morton     000 000 1 - 1-5-1

Lincoln      000 000 0 - 0-4-1

Laura Johnson (W, 10-8) and Simmons; Izzy Carmitchel (L) and Washam.

Hitting stars - Lincoln - Lydia Moehring (2 hits).

High school track and field

[MAY 17, 2003] 

Class A sectionals
At Monticello

3. Olympia 71; 11. Warrensburg-Latham 16.

100 METERS - 2. Stasia Prather (O), 12-7

200 - 3. Prater (O), 26.3

3,200 - 5. Patrice Baietto (W-L), 13:01

300 HURDLES - 2. Britt Fredericks (O), 49.5; Kassey Hish (O), 50.6

HIGH JUMP - 2. Brianne Crawford (O), 5-1; 5. Michelle Rader (O), 4-10

POLE VAULT - 2. Jessie Loerzel (W-L), 7-3

DISCUS - 3. Tricia Hovson (W-L), 102-8

400 RELAY - 6. Olympia, 53.5

800 RELAY - 2. Olympia (Fredericks, Kassie Lingle, Rader, Prater), 1:51.1.

800 MEDLEY - 1. Olympia (Jaclyn Bennett, Hish, Prater, Crawford), 1:53.3

1600 RELAY - 2. Olympia (Kristina Westerfield, Sasha McKown, Rader, Crawfor), 4.14.4

3200 RELAY - 2. Olympia (Westerfield, Kristin Seggerman, Kate Freshour, Rader), 10:08.2

At Lewistown

10. Illini Central 24.

800 - 2. Brittany Jibben (IC), 2:32.1

LONG JUMP - 1. Jillian McDonald (IC), 16-5 3/4

Class AA

At Urbana

6. Lincoln, 35.

100 METERS - 2. Tricia Dorsey (L), 12.8

200 - 2. Dorsey (L)


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Cubs-Cards series No. 1 a draw

By Jeff Mayfield

[MAY 12, 2003]  The first Cards-Cubs series ended in a push. The Redbirds set the tone by winning the first game 6-3. However, the Cubbies came back in dramatic fashion to take the second game 3-2 on a walk-off homer by Alex Gonzalez. Then on Sunday, with St. Louis leading 11-9 in a pitching duel and defensive struggle, the rains came and washed the Cards' victory away. But that's NOT the bad news.

While Chicago was flailing with the Brewers and the Cards were collapsing in Cincinnati, the Houston Astros as well as the Reds moved right back into the race. So, instead of Chicago and St. Louis pulling away from the pack, they've let the pack right back into the race, which is something that this amateur reporter thinks that both teams will regret.

The Cubs now start a brutal two-week road trip. They will need to go about .500 if they have serious title intentions.

A-Gon Mr. Clutch?

We believe that A-Gon's long tater was his third of the year in like fashion. What's up with this guy in the clutch situations? And why not save some of these heroics for the Reds and especially the Astros?

A tip of the cap…

To former Cub Rafael Palmeiro, who became just the 19th player in baseball history to reach the No. 500 home run plateau! He may reach the 3,000 career hits mark too. So, why all the negativity and the hate towards Raffy? All these sports shows say he doesn't deserve the Hall of Fame. In my book, if someone reaches baseball's magic numbers -- and 500 homers and 3,000 hits are surely some of those numbers with mystic -- they deserve to be in the Hall!


When it rains … it pours

Feeling like St. Louis didn't have enough injuries, Eli Marrero went down with a severely sprained ankle in the rain-postponed game on Sunday. Before that incident J.D. Drew was pulled from the contest with a stiff back. He will see the chiropractor today and expects to be ready for Tuesday night's home tilt with the Reds.

Time to make some hay

If we're reading the calendar correctly, the Cards play 20 of their next 26 in the friendly confines of Busch Stadium. Winning 15 or more of those could go a long way in giving the Birds a chance to fight it out among the leaders all summer. However, if the injuries continue to mount and they continue to find no answers from the pen, they may be able to scratch their playoff invitations by the All-Star break.


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Lakers win one for Phil

The Los Angeles Lakers won one for their coach and the Sacramento Kings won one for themselves  as A.I. put his 76ers on his back and all three teams evened their playoff marks to 2-2. In the last remaining series, the Nets have the Celtics on life support as Boston trails New Jersey 3-0. It will be interesting to see who, if anyone, can win some road games and maybe steal a game or a series.

Coach Alexander turns thoughts to next season

While his soon-to-be-graduated Railers ink college deals, Lincoln Railer coach Neil Alexander has already turned the page to next season. In an early morning interview, the LDN has learned that the Railer summer schedule is already set. The highlight of the vacation months will be the annual trip south for the HUGE tournament that Lincoln always fares well in. Through the years this tourney has been in Tennessee or Kentucky, but this year the event moves to Evansville, Ind.

Coach "Al" also reports that it is his feeling that the CS8 will be very competitive next season. He says that many have already ruled the Railers out with the loss of nine seniors. Not so fast, my friend, at least for the Lincoln coach. He thinks the Railers will be gritty and fight their way to success. This is one reporter who's not going to argue with 12-13 years of success! Good luck, Railers!

[Jeff Mayfield]


Basketball camp dates announced

[MAY 14, 2003]  NORMAL -- First-year Illinois State head basketball coach Porter Moser has announced his camp dates for the summer of 2003.

Moser and his Redbird staff will host three camps this summer, with a pair of day camps and one team camp.

The first day camp runs June 16-19 and is for boys entering grades 1-12. The second day camp is open to boys entering grades 1-8 and is scheduled for July 15-18. The day camps are designed for commuters only and focus on the basic fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense and game play.

The cost for either day camp is $170. Each camper receives a basketball and a T-shirt.


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The team camp, which caters to high school and junior high teams with boys entering grades 6-12, will be June 20-22. The camp format is round-robin and tournament team play.

The cost for the team camp is $170 for commuters and $205 for resident campers. Each will receive a camp T-shirt.

For more information about the basketball camps, call the Redbird men's basketball office at (309) 438-8681 or click here for an application form.

[Click here to download the Adobe Acrobat reader for the PDF file.]

[Todd Kober, director of media relations,
Illinois State University]

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